Some people like the flat roofs! To each their own. If you prefer a craftsman style, there are plenty of options in North Park, South Park and Mission Hills...
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Many of these houses aren't kept up either, so it doesn't do anything for curb appeal in the neighborhood. An updated house color and pretty manicured landscaping will make a world of difference. And, once one house updates, you'll see a ripple effect in the neighborhood. It happened on our street. We're on a pretty visible corner, and after we re-stuccoed and took out our lawn for a pretty drought tolerant yard, other houses did the same, and values rose, especially for updated homes. I didn't have an expensive landscape designer either. I went to the Cuyamaca spring festival, and got a 20 minute consult with a landscape designer, then planted everything myself. If you can dig a hole, you can add a beautiful landscape!
Cory La Scala, REALTOR
Lic # 01443391
Check out this link for more specific info. It's a roofing company web site, but there are Q & A's regarding flat roofs and California code.
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Additionally, there are a lot of areas in San Diego that have become very old if not blighted and unfortunately are not in the path of progress at this time. Equally as unfortunate it will take another RE growth boom to pull a lot of these communities out of the mire and into a more aggressive gentrification mode.
In the meantime prudent investors who realize the value of building solid rental portfolios will continue buying and holding these properties until such time that the market starts turning around and folks begin to once again realize just what a paradise San Diego is compared to most of the world. It may not happen in my lifetime but it will happen. San Diego will become one of the most sought after places in the world to live.
Many of the homes in Central San Diego were built in the late 50's to early 60's. The style is mid century architecture. Residential Mid-Century modern architecture is frequently referred to as the California Modern style. It's what was popular 50 years ago. If you have a specific look in mind please feel free to contact me I'm sure I can help you track it down.
It is what it is, that is why we need more people like you to start buying and remodeling the area and I would like to be the REALTOR to help you,
Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon